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Blog pics – tips for where to find free images for your next blog post

We’re always reminded in the marketing industry that the right images are crucial and have a huge impact on engagement. Using a great image is vital to gain an engaged audience, for content sharing and to build brand awareness.

Finding images to use for a blog can be tricky when there is copyright involved and it can be a minefield if you don’t play by the rules.

There are plenty of great free pics out there if you take the time to find free images that are allowed to be shared and edited – because, frankly, who wants to pay an arm and a leg for them?

Here are our tips on where to find your fav free images without spending a cent.

Brush up your photography skills

The best way to get around the copyright restrictions is to take the photos yourself. Therefore, you will be using unique content that is best for SEO purposes.

The photographs could be shot in a way that offers a more in-depth look at your business and its people. Or contact a budding photographer who may want to help you with your blogs for some extra exposure. If you don’t ask you never know and you could be helping an up and coming talent to broaden their portfolio. 

Where to find free images for your blogs

If time is of the essence and taking photos just ‘ain’t your thang’, then there are plenty of other ways to get your hands on free images.

Firstly, let’s have a quick look at the main type of licences that will pop up when using different photos and videos for your blogs.

  • Royalty-Free – allows the use of the property without having to pay royalties or fees
  • Creative Commons – The artist has waved their rights, and you can use this image but make sure you review the terms.
  • Public Domain – You are usually allowed to use these images without permission because they are owned by the public at large.

Public Domain Archive, Good Free Photos, New Old Stock and Pixabay are just a small example of the options available on the web. Do your research, make sure you understand the licence each site use and ensure you select the right image that reflects your brand.

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